Thursday, June 17, 2010

HR 5175 READ THE LEGISLATION!

Critics should take the time to actually READ THE LEGISLATION!

This is Deja vu all over again - Just like the boneheads that have not read the Obamacare legislation, or the Arizona Immigration law.

The NRA is being criticized for seeking to have exemptions written into the so-called DISCLOSE Act. The DISCLOSE Act, an acronym for the egregiously misnamed “Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act”

Criticism of the NRA is off the mark.
The NRA is right on target with this one.



Conservatives have bought into the sneaky ruse of the leftists hook, line, and sinker by focusing on this good exemption that was included ONLY due to pressure from the NRA. This crappy law was going to pass anyway because of the super majority held by spineless Dems.

This is Deja vu all over again - Just like the boneheads that have not read the Obamacare legislation, or the Arizona Immigration law.



First, NRA strongly opposes HR 5175, and have said so repeatedly in writing.

http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?ID=13902

Second, the so-called NRA exemption is nothing of the sort. It exempts organizations that have a primary mission that is other than political action or support of a particular candidate, has a million or more members, has been in existence for more than 10 years, and raises more than 85% of its money from individual members as opposed to lobbyists, corporations, unions, political action groups, etc.

These restrictions will prohibit leftist labor unions, AFL/CIO, SEIU, ACORN, Move on.org, etc from being exempted, while it does exempt organizations such as the Humane Society, AARP, the NRA, etc.

HR 5175 is onerous Big Brother legislation designed to stifle the voice of anyone opposed to the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Socialist Juggernaut. It was crafted specifically to target newly emerging grass-roots Tea-Party groups. The hard fought changes to the language won by the NRA will at the very least provide some relief.

Ask yourself this question before excoriating the NRA: Given that Obama, Pelosi and Reid have free reign to pass nearly anything they choose, is HR 5175 better or worse with the changes won by the NRA?

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